Memorial & Monument Types

Mausoleum: These can be as elaborate as a building with stained glass windows and a bronze door (called a walk in mausoleum), or a smaller and simple crypt - an above ground building that has no windows or doors where the person is entombed. There is also a smaller version of a crypt used for cremations, called a columbarium.

Flush: These lay flush with the ground. They are generally twenty-four inches by twelve inches, but can be larger or smaller depending upon cemetery requirements.

Bevel Marker: These are generally six, eight, ten, or twelve inches above the ground, with the back of the stone being slightly higher than the front.

Slant Marker: These stand typically eighteen inches above the ground, with the back of the stone straight vertical, and the front sloping at about a 45 degree angle.

Traditional Monument: These are typically a two piece memorial consisting of an upright tablet and a base. They can be any shape and have any carving, etching, or lettering on them.

Bench: Benches made out of granite can serve as enduring memorials dedicating a park or other suitable location. They can also be used as cemetery memorials. Granite benches are growing in popularity as landscape furniture in private residences.

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